|Old down town Venus|
In driving around the small town, we did find some things of interest. The first was an old
house that is just short of a
ruin. The stained glass windows and the turret projecting from the back roof,
as well as the formal entryway are reminiscent of a fairy tale house. I’m
hoping that this house is a part of the town rejuvenation project. Also adding
interest to the area is an alpaca
‘ranch’. These charming critters with their cute top-knots and pleasant
dispositions were quite willing to pose for pictures. It was all I could do to
not to reach through the fence to give one or more a rub behind an ear. Just next
door was another type of herd animal – goats. While goats aren’t as cuddly as
alpacas, and probably don’t smell as good, they are fun to see and photograph.
Of course, since we were in the area, we had to stop by the camels to say, ‘Hello’.
|Three views of an old house|
|L to R: Goats, light and dark alpacas|
What we ate…
|Three and one-half Carrots|
A Taste of Asia (130 NW John Jones Dr. Suite 206, Burleson, TX 76028, 817-426-2239) is
one of our favorite places for lunch. It’s one of two that are in the DFW
area; both have good food and fair prices. This time Vince had Korean Spicy
Beef with fried rice; of course he added hot chili sauce to it. He had plenty
to take home for another meal. Dave had sweet and sour chicken with white rice;
he really likes this particular dish. My favorite lunch menu item is Asian
Pecan Chicken. It’s sweet and savory with crunchy pieces of chicken and fresh
peas and carrots; I took half of my meal home to eat
later. The restaurant is in a strip shopping center near a larger shopping area
and always has a large lunch crowd. The wait staff are efficient, pleasant and
quite willing to bring chopsticks if you ask. We’ve sampled bento
boxes and sushi, as well as the lunch dishes; we’ve never been disappointed.
|L to R: Asian pecan chicken, Korean Spicy Beef, |
Sweet and Sour Chicken
And happy Valentines Day!
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